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About document 12

This document is a Star Chamber bill of complaint of Thomas Echard and his wife, Elyn, dating from the reign of Henry VIII.

(Catalogue reference: STAC 2/14 folio 3)

This series, Star Chamber (STAC) contains documents submitted or generated in the course of judicial proceedings, mostly in equity, heard before the king's Council at Westminster, and anachronistically known as the Court of Star Chamber.

Of all the documents in this series, depositions are perhaps of most use to family and local historians, containing biographical information about the witnesses, and often circumstantial and incidental evidence thought relevant to the questions asked.

Please note:

  • The document is written in mixed cursive hand, with both secretary and legal forms.


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